Stockport v Preston

09 August 2010 12:46
Stockport boss Paul Simpson has no new injury concerns in his squad as he faces one of his former clubs, But he will again be without midfielder Matty Mainwaring, who has a knee injury. [LNB]Preston boss Darren Ferguson could bring striker Jon Parkin into his side after he missed the season's opener through injury. [LNB]Centre-backs Wayne Brown and Sean St Ledger will again be missing from the starting line-up. [LNB][LNB] MATCH FACTS Head-to-head[LNB]• Stockport have won 10 of the 34 previous competitive meetings between the sides. Preston have been victorious in 17 and there have been seven draws. [LNB]• They have not met since 2002, but North End are seeking a fourth-successive victory over their north-west rivals. [LNB]• They have met twice in the League Cup, both in the first round. Preston won their first meeting in 1970 and Stockport prevailed over two legs in 1994. [LNB][LNB] Have your say on the game Stockport[LNB]• Stockport have been knocked out in the first round of the League Cup in five of the last six years. [LNB]• This is Paul Simpson's home debut as Stockport manager, and his first League Cup match in charge of County. [LNB]• Stockport ended last season on a seven-match winless home run. They lost the last three, conceding a total of 12 goals, and their last home win was against Wycombe on 27 February. [LNB]Preston[LNB]• Preston have been improving of late in the League Cup. In 2007/08 they fell at the first hurdle, in 2008/09 they were second round victims, and last season they reached round three. [LNB]• This is the first time in seven League Cup ties that North End have been drawn away from home. [LNB]• The Deepdale club have not won away from home in the competition since Leicester were knocked out in the second round in October 2004.

Source: BBC_Sport